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Explore Exeter history and heritage
Exeter Cathedral

Exeter’s St Peters Cathedral with its two magnificent towers has been dominating the city’s skyline since 1114 and is one of the finest examples of Gothic work in England today.

Directions: Located just off Exeter’s High Street

Tel: 01392 285983

Underground Passages

Unique medieval passages built under Exeter’s city centre dating back to the 14th century to provide the city with a constant supply of fresh water from springs outside the walls.

Directions: Entrance located in Paris Street

Tel: 01392 665887

Quay House Visitor Centre

Quayside is brought to life with lively displays, illustrations and artifacts.

Directions: Follow signs for the Historic Quayside.

Tel: 01392 271611

Exeter’s Red Coat Guided Tours

Guided walking tours are the perfect way to explore Exeter and discover one of the oldest cities in England.

Directions: Entrance located in Paris Street

Tel: 01392 665887

Northernhay / Rougemont Gardens

Rougemont Gardens are set below the castle walls where part of the moat once lay. Although now dry, it is easily identified by the dip in the landscape’s contour. Following a footpath to the higher end of the gardens will eventually lead you to a gate in the wall. Upon passing through this gate you will arrive in the beautiful gardens of Northernhay. These gardens are believed to be the first public gardens to be built in the country.

Exeter Roman & Medieval City Wall

During the 2nd century the Roman Legions started constructing the city walls to help with its defences. The building work continued through the Dark Ages with the citys’ occupying defenders adding to the Roman foundations. Although parts of the wall have been repaired and rebuilt since the original construction, large sections of the Roman and medieval wall still stand today.

St Nicholas Priory

The Priory of St Nicholas is a well preserved wing of a once much larger building dating back to the eleventh century in the times of William the Conqueror. The Norman features include a large guest hall, which was used by the Prior for entertaining.

Riverside Valley Parks

The five valley parks offer water meadows and woodland and an array of wildlife.

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University Gardens

The University of Exeter 400 acre campus is one of the best in England The grounds offer everything from a botanical garden and arboretum to an extensive flowering heather bed and sculpture walk.

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